Union Grove program shines light on Community Solar opportunities

Public invited to presentation Thursday, Aug. 2

For years, global warming has been an issue on the minds of communities and the residents of them. More...

Posted 7/31/2018 08:49 PM

Food Pickup

DINING OUT — Area residents are reminded not to leave bird seed, garbage or any other food lying around because they are simply inviting trouble from wildlife, particularly bears. More...

Posted 7/31/2018 08:49 PM

State lawmakers tighten gun laws

Delhi — New York lawmakers tightened the state’s gun laws affecting victims of domestic violence.  Governor Cuomo said “New York is once again leading the way to prevent gun violence, and with this common sense reform, break th More...

Posted 7/31/2018 08:49 PM

The Roxbury Arts Group Announces Decentralization Grant Information

Sessions Grants for Delaware County Arts Projects and Programs Voice

The Roxbury Arts Group is proud to administer the Decentralization Grant Program (DEC), a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, in Delaware County. More...

Posted 7/31/2018 08:49 PM

CWC rules change increases septic upgrade eligibility

A change to the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s (CWC) Septic Program Rules will allow some home and small business owners in the watershed to be newly eligible for septic system related funds.  More...

Posted 7/24/2018 09:25 PM

Congregation B’nai Israel summer is busy

July has been an active month at Shul. Members have enjoyed the services led by Cantor Shai Simmonson, as well as his Sunday classes. Early in the month the book club had a lively discussion on “A Tale of Love and Darkness” by Amos Oz. More...

Posted 7/24/2018 09:25 PM

BOCES seeks board members

The Otsego Northern Catskills (ONC) Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) is seeking Board of Education members. ONC BOCES provides 19 component school districts with a variety of quality educational and administrative services. More...

Posted 7/17/2018 10:26 PM

Making A Difference

Kathy Roberts has been synonymous with Mountainside Residential Care in Margaretville for more than 20 years; and for all she has given to her work, it has given back to her.  Roberts started as a CNA at Mountainside in 1994 where her mother, Ly More...

Posted 7/17/2018 10:26 PM

Bovina Board members dig into backup well plans

The Bovina Town Board discussed options with engineers for a longstanding well project in addition to hearing concerns from the community about the town’s transfer station when it met on July 10.  More...

Posted 7/17/2018 10:26 PM

Opioid-related arrests climb in Delaware Cty.

Local communities are being hard hit in national crisis

In 2016, more than 42,000 people died of opioid overdose in the United States. More...

Posted 7/10/2018 08:08 PM

Corrections & Amplifications

In a story about the Dirty Girl Goat Farm in last week’s paper, the News reported that Cyndi Wright also sells her products at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market in Halcottsville. Ms. More...

Posted 7/10/2018 08:08 PM

Hay Haul

MAKIN’ HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES — While most folks were trying to stay cool over the weekend by bobbing around in the pond or their favorite swimming hole, members of the Holdridge family More...

Posted 7/10/2018 08:08 PM

Making A Difference

Involved in countless community-minded endeavors, Glenna Herz’s heart and calendar work in tandem, one filling the other.  More...

Posted 7/10/2018 08:09 PM

FASNY calls on all counties to opt-out of fireworks sales

Albany — The Fourth of July is just around the corner and along with it comes the annual tradition of fireworks shows. More...

Posted 7/2/2018 09:18 PM

Hungerford named Dairy Princess

Morgan Hungerford was introduced as the Delaware County Dairy Princess for 2018- 2019 by Franklin Supervisor Jeffrey Taggart at the Board of Supervisors meeting on June 27.  Hungerford was in attendance with her court of ambassadors, comprised o More...

Posted 7/2/2018 09:18 PM

County DPW announces road closings

The Delaware County Department of Public Works (DPW) will be closing the Fair Street Bridge over the East Branch of the Delaware River in the Village of Margaretville on Monday, July 9 at 7:00 a.m. for deck joint repairs. More...

Posted 7/2/2018 09:18 PM

New Catskill Recreation Incentive Program offers opportunity for free membership credits

The Catskill Recreation Center (CRC) recently started its Recreation Incentive Program which gives locals the opportunity to earn credits for free memberships.  More...

Posted 7/2/2018 09:18 PM

Seward delivers funding for Town of Middletown

$70,000 state grant to cover new roof for salt and sand storage shed without costing taxpayers  More...

Posted 6/26/2018 08:47 PM

July CWC Board meeting changed

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corp. (CWC) Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting Monday, July 9 rather than July 3, in deference to the Independence Day holiday.  More...

Posted 6/26/2018 08:47 PM

Youths attended Sheriff’s Camp

Delhi — The Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond welcomed 17 Delaware County youth as they began their journey to the 2018 NYS Sheriff’s Association Institute “Sheriff’s Camp” located in Penn Yann on Sunday, June 24.&nbs More...

Posted 6/26/2018 08:47 PM

Deaconate ordained at Holy Innocents ceremony

Halcottsville — Victor A. Ayala, FCR, was ordained to the deaconate at Holy Innocents Church in Halcottsville with a grand ceremony following a festive celebration at the Grange Hall on Saturday, June 9.  More...

Posted 6/26/2018 08:47 PM

Making A Difference

Regardless of how busy she is, or how many projects she’s involved in, Mary Lou Stapleton’s mission to help others remains clear.  More...

Posted 6/26/2018 08:47 PM

Making A Difference

By Eddie Donoghue   Harry Jameson has been putting his stamp on the Shandaken area for more than 40 years where he has served as a business owner and a member of numerous important local committees that have helped shape the community.  More...

Posted 6/19/2018 08:43 PM

Ties that Bind project takes off in Pine Hill

From small idea to full-blown art

If you have ever met Wendy Brackman, you know that she is a whirlwind of creative energy! An accomplished artist in any medium she picks up, Brackman loves to share her enthusiasm for the unusual with others.  More...

Posted 6/19/2018 08:43 PM

Emergency preparation tops Middletown agenda

Zoning document also a focus topic

The Middletown Town Board, at its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, was hard at work improving emergency services for town residents.  More...

Posted 6/19/2018 08:43 PM

Correction

In last week’s Let’s Talk story, the News incorrectly identified RCS Superintendentas Dr. Tom O’Brien instead of Mr. Tom O’Brien. We regret the error.   More...

Posted 6/12/2018 09:58 PM

Dirty Work

TRAINING TIME — Delaware County Department of Public Works highway employees received initial training July 25 in the use, operation and maintenance of a new GapVax vacuum truck, funded by the More...

Posted 7/31/2018 08:49 PM

Domestic violence prevention focus of Delaware Opp. program

Hamden - The Delaware Opportunities Safe Against Violence program is urging all employers in the region to learn about and prepare for domestic violence in the workplace.  According to the Hamdenbased service agency, the Center for Disease Contr More...

Posted 7/31/2018 08:49 PM

Making A Difference

Connie Jeffers didn’t move to the Catskills until she was 64, but it took her far less time to become an inseparable part of the community.  More...

Posted 7/31/2018 08:49 PM

Housing applications being accepted

Prattsville — Since Hurricane Irene’s record flooding in August 2011 which decimated downstream river communities throughout the region, Prattsville has been in flux, rebuilding slowly and steadily.  More...

Posted 7/24/2018 09:25 PM

Making a Difference

Sue Adams lets faith lead her life and in turn, that faith allows her to lead others to impact the community in positive ways. More...

Posted 7/24/2018 09:25 PM

Platte Clove Preserve is designated as a vista of inspiration for Hudson River School painters

Hunter — Catskill Center’s Platte Clove Preserve has become the 18th site on the Hudson River School Art Trail. More...

Posted 7/24/2018 09:25 PM

General Technical sets up shop for computer fixes

Area native returns to open a business after long tech career

The newest business to hit Main Street in Margaretville, General Technical, is a much welcomed and needed addition as it aims to help fulfill the technological needs of the community. More...

Posted 7/17/2018 10:26 PM

Fleischmanns contractor, Town of Colchester hit with civil penalties for state DEC violations

Illegal dumping, land disturbance lead to charges

Albany — A Fleischmanns contractor and the Town of Colchester have each received substantial fines for violations of state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) regulations.  More...

Posted 7/17/2018 10:26 PM

Regional guidebook updated

Woodstock — Local author Joanne Michaels has recently released the 10th edition of her popular guidebook series The Hudson Valley & Catskill Mountains.  Ms. Michaels, a Woodstock resident, began publishing her series 30 years ago. More...

Posted 7/17/2018 10:26 PM

Henrikson earns Catskill Neighbors’ Service Award

Margaretville — Barbara Henrikson, RN, is the latest recipient of Catskill Neighbors’ service award for her volunteer work with seniors. More...

Posted 7/10/2018 08:08 PM

Bud Sife reflects on half-century of living in the Catskill Mountains

Fleischmanns resident have lived a full life

We see people driving up and down the mountains, in restaurants, Freshtown and all over the area and we acknowledge them as friends and acquaintances. But we don’t know where they’ve been or what happened in their lives to get them to the Catskills. More...

Posted 7/10/2018 08:08 PM

Repair Work

SHUT DOWN — The Fair Street Bridge in Margaretville was closed for repairs on Monday, July 9 so that work crews could repair a problem with a joint. More...

Posted 7/10/2018 08:09 PM

Workshop set at career center

Kingston — The Ulster County Career Center will hold a workshop for SSI and SSDI consumers on how to return to the workforce on Thursday, July 19 at 2 p.m.,  More...

Posted 7/2/2018 09:18 PM

Making A Difference

Working in hospice care since 2001, Lucy Straut is a model example of how to do a hard job well.  Straut began working for Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care after having worked at Mountainside Residential Care and the Margaretville Hospi More...

Posted 7/2/2018 09:18 PM

DEC sets permit system for Blue Hole visitors

Albany — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced a new no-cost, day use permitting system requiring visitors to obtain a permit to access the Blue Hole, located in the Sundown Wild Fores More...

Posted 7/2/2018 09:18 PM

DEP proposes watershed use rule changes

MTC office site of public hearing Thursday, July 26

Kingston — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced its proposal to update rules that govern access and activities on more than 135,000 acres of water supply property that are open for recreation in the wat More...

Posted 7/2/2018 09:18 PM

Walton supervisor dies suddenly

Walton Supervisor Charles Gregory died suddenly Monday, June 25 leaving a family, a community and a county in mourning for a rising political star. More...

Posted 6/26/2018 08:47 PM

Delaware & Ulster RR launches Spark Initiative to boost tourism

Arkville — Continuing its commitment to attract more visitors to Delaware County and the Western Catskills, the Delaware & Ulster Railroad has launched a major investment in infrastructure and equipment.  More...

Posted 6/26/2018 08:47 PM

News debuts new arts section

For centuries, the central Catskills has been home to an incredible cadre of artists. From the writings of John Burroughs to the paintings of those in the Pakatakan Arts Colony, the area’s history of arts and culture goes wide and deep. More...

Posted 6/26/2018 08:47 PM

Food distribution planned June 29

Hamden — Delaware Opportunities Inc. will be conducting a distribution of surplus donated food to Delaware County residents on Friday, June 29 from 10:30 a.m. until all available food is distributed. More...

Posted 6/26/2018 08:47 PM

Hard fought primary scheduled for Tuesday

Seven Democrats are running in a Tuesday, June 26 primary with the winner earning a ballot spot for the 19th Congressional District race on November 6. More...

Posted 6/19/2018 08:43 PM

Broadband Initiative downloads top chamber award

Delaware County businesses honored at Annual Dinner

Delaware County Broadband Initiative (DCBI) was named Business of the Year at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Business Awards dinner held on June 14 in Andes.  More...

Posted 6/19/2018 08:43 PM

CWC Board boosts ski & railroad projects

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corp. (CWC) Board of Directors recently approved funding for stormwater controls at Hunter Mountain where a major ski trail expansion is in the works.  More...

Posted 6/19/2018 08:43 PM

Outdoor pavilion opened at interpretive center

Mt. Tremper — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggo officially opened of the new outdoor pavilion at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC) in Mt. Tremper last weekend.  More...

Posted 6/19/2018 08:43 PM